Production for the final season of Game of Thrones is almost at an end. Some of the stars, including Emilia Clarke, have already finished filming while others have moved on to their final scenes. But one major set change could offer a clue about who will come out on top in Season 8.
Filming is currently underway in Belfast, Ireland and a few observant fans noticed a change in one of the sets at Titanic Studios. The Red Keep, which is located in King’s Landing and is usually red in color, was recently painted white for some mysterious reason.
But the color swap didn’t stop there. Crew members also painted over the white with a stone color. We do not know why the Red Keep underwent the color changes, but it is possible that it reflects whomever is in charge at King’s Landing.
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That said, there are other explanations that account for the changes. According to Esquire, it’s possible that the Red Keep was painted a different color to repurpose it for another scene or for some kind of flash-forward moment. Either way, the paint job left fans wondering if it meant some big changes are ahead for King’s Landing.
HBO has kept a tight lid on spoilers heading into the final season, but a few GOT stars have opened up about filming Season 8. Most recently, Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry, dished on what it has been like on set and how this season is unlike any other. In fact, the actor admitted that the biggest difference this time around is the heightened level of security on set.
“There are some parts that do feel different,” Dempsie shared. “Funnily enough, the most palpable difference is just in terms of security.”
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Dempsie explained how producers keep anything related to filming a secret until the last minute. Going into Season 7 and 8, Dempsie did not receive a hard copy of the script and was not given a firm shooting schedule.
All of the scripts are kept on an app that requires three security codes to access. Given that level of security, Dempsie did not reveal anything about the coming season or his character’s fate.
HBO has not announced an official premiere date for the final season of Game of Thrones. Production is expected to wrap up in a few weeks and the series should be ready to return sometime in 2019.